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is not actually running for anything. this week bill clinton is in las vegas, arizona, california, iowa, indiana, talking up candidates for the house and senate, not to mention the president. let me bring in ann lewis, former communications director for bill clinton. always good to see you. good morning. >> good morning. >> so of course the former president's convention speech was absolutely off the charts. candidates are clamoring to be seen with him. is bill clinton bigger than he's ever been? >> that's an interesting question. you're right, he sort of came back into our political focus at the convention. if you think about it, clinton who had been out of office for eight years has been working at the clinton foundation, at the clinton global initiative, he's been bringing health care and economic opportunity to people around the world. and then he steps into the political spotlight as he it at the convention and we all go wow. he has it. he can talk about the economy, the direction of the economy. country. what he says makes such good sense and we want more. >> he has a very impressive campai
. listen to bill clinton in vegas. >> i had a different reaction to that first debate than a lot of people did. i mean, i thought -- i thought -- wow. here's old moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i missed you the last two years. now the problem with this deal is the deal was made by severe conservative mitt. that was how he described himself for two whole years. until three, four days before the debate they all got together and said hey, man, this ship is sinking faster than the titanic. >> he did run it in the primary, mitt romney, calling himself severely conservative. is there risk in this strategy? what is behind it? what's the thinking? >> i think that there -- they sense a narrowing in the poll. there have been a narrowing of the polls since the debate. i think that the opportunity is in the mid tool grab those swing voters and -- i -- i think that what the president needs to do now is to really hone in on the poor message of taxes but also job growth. i think we haven't heard enough yet about how great the members were last week. -- numbers were last week. i would have liked to he
your bottle." paul ryan had a lot toe drink last night. water, water. events right now. bill clinton coming off a big week on the campaign trail in las vegas, arizona and california is in indianapolis right now at a grassroots event. he is scheduled to come out any minute now. among others, he is supporting congressman joe donnelley who is running for senate. we are also waiting for hillary clinton. she is having a press availability with the italian foreign minister and might address the situation in libya that got so heated in the debate last night. we are keeping our eye on that, as well. >>> we do have that big showdown for you. two california congressmen or california congressman howard berman and brad sherman last night. >> security guard had to step in there. in a shamt, congressman sherman said the pierce college debate was not conducted at the highest level. i regret my part in allowing emotions to distract from the exchange of views. we are still waiting for a response from congressman berman, but back to last night's debate where we have to bring you some of the real momen
it three times the coverage on issues like appearance or different things and hillary clinton and sarah palin can talk about the way portrayed in the media in that matter, as well. >> i had a women that does recruiting for women candidates sag women look at the intransigents in the congress and do i want to give up the life and maybe not be able to accomplish very much. i'd love for you to come back before the election and we'll continue the conversation. a lot more women candidates to talk about. >> love it. >> kelly wallace and lea goldman, thank you both. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> today's tweet of the day with a picture of nbc as we gear up for mitt romney's speech in about half an hour at the virginia military institute, he writes, romney may be coming later but otherwise the routine continues at vmi. today is laundry day. we took ta and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepower and best in class 38 mpg highway... advanced headlights... and zero gravity seats? yeah, that would be cool. ♪ introducing the completely reimagined nissan altima. it's our most
that romney did better, but nevertheless, that's a huge gap, as you see. clinton also did well in '92 against bush the elder, but not as well. and barack obama himself did good back in '08, but again, not as well. but as we've been talking about, the real impact of the debates that people are interested in is, does it change the probability that one candidate will win or not? and romney picked up short term, but long term doesn't look as much, but we'll continue to monitor it. >> there is also the question of the vice presidential debate. have vice presidential debates ever moved the numbers in any significant way, frank? >> interesting question. can't go back to the 1800s. we don't see it. you know, we don't poll as much about the veep debates as presidentials, so it's hard to get precise, but it's hard to get any indication. even with the palin/biden debate in '08 that everybody watched so much, it's hard to get an indication that they make a huge difference. for example, lloyd benson did well, you'll remember, lloyd benson in '88 against dan quayle, but benson's ticket lost. >> i knew jack
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